10 Hilariously Sneaky Ways to Deal with a Credit-Stealing Colleague – #7 is Pure Genius!

Hey there, Facebook friends! Ever found yourself grinding away at work, only to have your thunder stolen by that one colleague who’s always ready to take a bow for your hard work?

Yep, I’ve been there too. It’s like living in a real-life sitcom, minus the laugh track. So, I’ve come up with some cheeky, yet effective strategies to handle these workplace glory hogs. Prepare to chuckle and maybe even outsmart your sneaky colleague!

1. Ever Tried the “Accidental” Email Trail?

Start including your boss in email updates “by accident.” “Oops, did I CC the boss on that project update? My bad!”

2. What About Creating a Project Diary?

Keep a detailed log of your work. “Dear Diary, today I single-handedly saved the company from disaster, again.”

3. Could Publicly Asking for Feedback Be a Game-Changer?

Ask for feedback in meetings. “I’d love some input on the project I spearheaded last week. Any thoughts, boss?”

4. How About a Little Water Cooler Gossip?

Spread the word casually. “Hey, did you hear about the project I’ve been working on? Oh, John took credit? Funny story about that…”

5. Ever Thought of a “Teamwork” Presentation?

Prepare a presentation highlighting everyone’s contributions. And I mean everyone’s, wink wink.

6. What if You Became the Master of Subtle Hints?

Drop subtle hints in conversations. “It was quite a challenge tackling that project. Thankfully, my expertise came in handy.”

7. Could You Use Humor to Your Advantage?

Make a joke about it. “Hey, if you’re going to take credit for my work, at least thank me in your acceptance speech!”

8. How About a Bold, Direct Approach?

Confront them with a smile. “I couldn’t help but notice you’re a fan of my work. Let’s chat about our next ‘collaboration.'”

9. What if You Took the High Road?

Focus on your work and let your results speak for themselves. “They can steal my thunder, but not my lightning!”

10. Could a Heart-to-Heart with Your Boss Be the Key?

Sometimes, a candid chat with your boss is the best route. “I value teamwork, but I also value credit where it’s due.”


And there you have it, my top 10 crafty ways to deal with a colleague who loves basking in your hard-earned spotlight. What’s your favorite tactic, or do you have an even sneakier strategy? Head back to the original Facebook post and share your thoughts or your own tales of workplace woe. Let’s get the conversation rolling and maybe outsmart those office credit thieves together! 😂💼🌟✨